02 September 2009

A-Z Wednesday: Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn

Reading at the Beach is hosting this fun meme: Each week she invites you to spotlight a book whose title begins with the featured letter. This week we have the letter D.

My D book is Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn. This novel is the first in the Daisy Dalrymple series, which is set in 1920s Britain. Here's what I had to say in 2007, when I read the book:

Lots of fun. Not fine literature, but a good cast of characters, a fun time period, and a plot that held up. Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher is a great character, and I hope he plays a part in future books. I love the substory of the titled Daisy becoming a working girl and the waves it causes with her landed gentry friends.
I read the second book in the series, The Winter Garden Mystery, in 2008. I think it's time to visit Daisy again. In truth, I listened to both novels, read by Bernadette Dunne, who is one of my favorite narrators. She is a master at the British slang and really brings out the fun in this series.

Can you recommend any other Roaring Twenties books (any genre)?


gautami tripathy 9/2/09, 6:54 AM  

I will check it out as I like mysteries!

I posted about Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson

Sandy Nawrot 9/2/09, 7:14 AM  

In a series, characters are everything! It is always nice to lighten up with one of these now and again!

Julie P. 9/2/09, 7:36 AM  

Hmmm...Another new series to me! You give such good recommendations.

Anonymous,  9/2/09, 8:35 AM  

well, a bit pre-roaring 20s is ragtime...which is a good book and movie...

then there's always the great gatsby...an iconic roaring 20s piece that examines the culture and decadence that led up to the great depression.

Beth F 9/2/09, 8:52 AM  

Thanks, Natalie. Both great suggestions and ones that I've read. Anyone who hasn't read Ragtime is in for a treat and the Great Gatsby is. of course, a classic and a must read.

Zia 9/2/09, 9:26 AM  

Interesting book!

Dorte H 9/2/09, 11:59 AM  

Your series sounds fine.

Can I recommend a cozy series from the 1930s if it begins with a D?

I have Ngaio Marsh, Death in a White Tie right next to me (because I have to write a review of a novel from New Zealand to try to win a book).

Anonymous,  9/2/09, 12:51 PM  

This is new to me. Looks interesting.

Thanks for playing!

Anonymous,  9/2/09, 1:57 PM  

I've heard good things about this series. Maybe I should give it a try sometime.

Kristen 9/2/09, 3:50 PM  

It's so interesting to me that there seem to be so few well known roaring twenties set books. I would think it was a completely fertile time. Ah well.

me again 9/2/09, 3:59 PM  

Thanks for the recommendation; these look like must-reads :-)

Nise' 9/2/09, 9:18 PM  

Have not heard of this series.

Veens 9/3/09, 4:17 AM  

Now that's something I must get to! :)

The Tome Traveller 9/6/09, 11:43 PM  

I have some of these...but not this one, the first one in the series. So naturally I can't start them yet. Not that I have time to... but they sound like fun!

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